Welcome to the Malta International Choir Festival 2017 

2 -5 November 2017

The Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority are pleased to announce that preparations are underway for the 23rd edition of the MALTA INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL that will be held on the Mediterranean Island of Malta between 2nd and 5th November, 2017. The Festival has now become a mainstay in the Maltese musical calendar and so it is very much anticipated by all music lovers of the genre. Suffice to say that in each of the last editions, Malta hosted around 800 international choristers hailing from countries as diverse as Russia, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Spain and China. Choirs may participate in the festival in more ways than one. The festival has a competitive side to it, as well as a non-competitive programme. The Festival runs over four days strong and provides choirs with a varied programme, spread across several venues. Another important aspect of the festival is the pedagogical part which takes place in the form of workshops or masterclasses. The festival's schedule is planned in such a way as to allow free time for foreign choirs to enjoy the country's unique cultural and historical heritage and of course, the sun and sea. Weather in November is still warm enough to spend a day on the beach and enjoy the crystal clear waters. For more information about modes of participation, we kindly ask you to write to the Administrator of the Festival on: administrator@maltachoirfest.com

Postal Address
The Malta International Choir Festival
c/o The Malta Tourism Authority
Auberge d’Italie,
Merchants Street, Valletta


(00356) 2291 5136 

Click here to download the information package for choirs

MICF 2017 Information Package for Choirs


As part of the structural components of the festival the Organising Committee is pleased to launch the 2nd edition of the Malta International Choir Festival Composition Competition. The aim of this competition is to choose the best composition for SATB choir a cappella on a sacred text. The Organisers are inviting interested composers to submit their own choral composition. The winning composition shall be performed and recorded during the festival. There will be one (1) prize-winner who will receive a monetory prize of €1000 (one thousand Euro), a diploma and the first performance and recording of the work during the festival.

Click here to downloand the regulations and application form

MICF 2017 Composition Competition

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